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Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
325 Bay St., Toronto
Developer: Talon International Development

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    Well I specifically remember wopchop commenting that the area above the bedroom would be left open (an area displayed quite elegantly in that one shot by tomms with the ladder up into the onion dome) and would let plenty of light into the master bedroom. Wouldn't be much of an effect if it was all spandrel.
    Plus all the patched up parts under the mesh suggest to me broken panels of glass that need to be replaced. I realize you can break spandrel too but it seems less likely to have so many broken panels.


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    i like the bottom third kind of, the top third is ridiculous. i'm not usually a hater, loving shangri-la, FS, minto midtown, ect...but trump is wack.

    ...know what i'm sssssayin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xray_Crystal_Junkie View Post
    Well I specifically remember wopchop commenting that the area above the bedroom would be left open (an area displayed quite elegantly in that one shot by tomms with the ladder up into the onion dome) and would let plenty of light into the master bedroom. Wouldn't be much of an effect if it was all spandrel.
    Plus all the patched up parts under the mesh suggest to me broken panels of glass that need to be replaced. I realize you can break spandrel too but it seems less likely to have so many broken panels.
    Most of those pieces that you see are not broken, but were left out on purpose in order to setup the scaffolding system.

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    Makes sense. Can you confirm that the panels are indeed glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taal View Post
    Looks good ! But I'm surprised the hotel rooms aren't hardwood.
    They would get damaged so quickly - little dings and nicks everywhere. Carpet is far more forgiving and also adds warmth and sound absorption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xray_Crystal_Junkie View Post
    Makes sense. Can you confirm that the panels are indeed glass?
    What you are seeing is glass, yes. What else would it be?

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    Better question would be, is it spandrel or vision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypnotoad View Post
    They would get damaged so quickly - little dings and nicks everywhere. Carpet is far more forgiving and also adds warmth and sound absorption.
    Some of the rooms have carpet in the foyer and others have stone tile. If the rooms were hardwood, they'd be quite noisy and would require quite a bit of maintenance for upkeep. The Residences higher up however have some beautiful Listone Giordano hardwoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Better question would be, is it spandrel or vision?
    Whoops, that is what I meant to imply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Better question would be, is it spandrel or vision?
    There are a half dozen different types of glass being installed on the dome and spire. Some are indeed "spandrel", and some are "vision".

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    wopchop, when (estimated) do you think the mesh will be coming down??
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    CTV reporter and Ivanka tour parts of the hotel. Going by the pics and vids i have seen of TT, it looks like a modern day 5 star hotel! The Ritz Carlton on the other hand reminds me of a typical 4 star Hilton or Westin.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle2339187/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe View Post
    The Ritz Carlton on the other hand reminds me of a typical 4 star Hilton or Westin.
    Yes I've been a tad underwhelmed with the Ritz. I know they were going for understated, but it's a bit too understated. Some logos on the tower, and less grey might help.

    Trump on the other hand looks better every day. Once the base is tidied up and cleaned, it's gonna be a real winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe View Post
    CTV reporter and Ivanka tour parts of the hotel. Going by the pics and vids i have seen of TT, it looks like a modern day 5 star hotel! The Ritz Carlton on the other hand reminds me of a typical 4 star Hilton or Westin.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle2339187/
    I totally agree with u on that one. We in Canada r not used to seeing sumptuous, decadent spaces. We r a Swiss chalet, Hilton, Tim hortons, log cabin culture. I'm very happy that somebody came in and built something we don't have in Canada. It might not suit to everybody's taste , however there's a lot of attention to detail. Love the crystal, palatial decor.

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    Will be interesting to see what happens with the hotel. We know someone who came on business for an extended period of time. Upper level exec who travels the world. He actually went after 2 days at the Ritz and checked out as he felt the Ritz was not up to the standard he expected. He went instead to the Park Hyatt at Avenue and Bloor.

    Trump is a bit over the top for me but that said, it does look luxurious and that cannot be denied. Let's hope they execute well unlike the experience the person we knew had at the Ritz.

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